Large Consumer Non-Cyclical Stocks Growing Their Annual EPS the Most

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about large cap companies in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector that have increased their earnings per share the most in the year-over-year period.

  • BRF Brasil Foods SA (ADR) (NYSE:BRFS): This company earned $0.59 last year, which represents a change of 804.93% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $18.50 and its market capitalization is $15,765,571,515.13. About the company: BRF-Brasil Foods SA is a food processor in Latin America. The Company raises chickens to produce poultry products. Brasil Foods also processes frozen pastas, soybeans and their derivatives, and distributes frozen vegetables. The Company’s core business is chilled and frozen food. The Company has offices in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
  • The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL): This company earned $2.42 last year, which represents a change of 115.73% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $100.85 and its market capitalization is $19,824,610,000.00. About the company: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.
  • Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW): This company earned $2.28 last year, which represents a change of 75.64% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $14.40 and its market capitalization is $22,624,170,000.00. About the company: Corning Incorporated is a global, technology-based company. The Company produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications industry, as well as manufactures glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): This company earned $5.12 last year, which represents a change of 72.75% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $67.14 and its market capitalization is $154,159,900,000.00. About the company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.
  • Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI): This company earned $1.91 last year, which represents a change of 37.87% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $34.03 and its market capitalization is $19,836,490,000.00. About the company: Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Company’s subsidiary sells its products in the United States and its territories.
  • Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): This company earned $2.27 last year, which represents a change of 28.31% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $47.06 and its market capitalization is $10,915,950,000.00. About the company: Ecolab Inc. develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, institutional, and industrial markets. The Company provides cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, and maintenance products, systems, and services. Ecolab provides its services to hotels and restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, light industry, and other customers located worldwide.
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): This company earned $0.60 last year, which represents a change of 27.54% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $103.58 and its market capitalization is $15,857,300,000.00. About the company: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. roasts Arabica coffees and offers various coffee selections. The Company’s products include single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees sold under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brand. Green Mountain serves offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and operates a direct mail business.
  • Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR) (NYSE:ABV): This company earned $1.51 last year, which represents a change of 25.49% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $31.19 and its market capitalization is $84,930,402,915.68. About the company: Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) produces beer, soft drinks, teas, mineral water, and sports drinks. The Company’s main brands are Antarctica, Brahma, and Skol. AmBev is the sole distributor of Pepsi products in Brazil.
  • Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:UN): This company earned $2.15 last year, which represents a change of 25.28% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $32.34 and its market capitalization is $151,138,766,270.62. About the company: Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO): This company earned $1.87 last year, which represents a change of 21.28% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $25.20 and its market capitalization is $52,195,110,000.00. About the company: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): This company earned $3.93 last year, which represents a change of 21.06% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $66.63 and its market capitalization is $117,035,700,000.00. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  • General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS): This company earned $2.80 last year, which represents a change of 20.77% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $36.17 and its market capitalization is $23,387,440,000.00. About the company: General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.
  • Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL): This company earned $2.07 last year, which represents a change of 20.56% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $32.95 and its market capitalization is $151,138,766,270.62. About the company: Unilever PLC manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO): This company earned $6.79 last year, which represents a change of 17.72% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $101.62 and its market capitalization is $14,067,690,000.00. About the company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  • The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY): This company earned $2.24 last year, which represents a change of 16.26% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $55.85 and its market capitalization is $11,936,580,000.00. About the company: The Hershey Company manufactures chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The Company’s principal products include confectionery and snack products; gum and mint refreshment products; and food and beverage enhancers such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages.
  • The Procter + Gamble Company (NYSE:PG): This company earned $4.12 last year, which represents a change of 11.27% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $61.14 and its market capitalization is $167,998,500,000.00. About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (NYSE:MJN): This company earned $2.20 last year, which represents a change of 10.71% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $69.18 and its market capitalization is $14,108,810,000.00. About the company: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures nutritional products for infants, children, and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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